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July 2019

Unfulfilled: The Promise of Equal Education
July 9 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with Michael David Battle, MPA, community and nonprofit leader, and Race and Revolution artist, Professor Fadoua Loudiy, Department of Communication at Slippery Rock University with a focus on civil discourse & global engagement, Director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence at Slippery Rock University Corrine J. Gibson, and Professor Todd Allen, Department of Communication at Messiah College and Founder of Common Ground Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the history of the Civil Rights…

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Artmaking with Women of Visions, Inc
July 12 @ 6:00 pm

Featured artists Ruth Bedeian, Tina Brewer, Naomi Chambers, Mayota Hill, LaVerne Kemp, Mary Martin, Janet Watkins, Harriette Meriwether, and Ruth Ward will demonstrate their process. Join us to learn techniques in painting, quilting,clay, assemblage, and more! Located in the Cafe.

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AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition
July 20 @ 11:00 am

This free family-friendly event features local vendors, artisans, performers and community building at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy dance, music, theater, and more! There will be a panel discussion in relation to the “I Lived, We Live: What Did We Miss?”, a creative installation project organized by Hazelwood’s Center of Life, the Greater Hazelwood Community, and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC, UPMC…

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Artmaking with Race and Revolution
July 20 @ 2:00 pm

Artmaking with Race and Revolution:  Still Separate - Still Unequal Artists During August Wilson Community Day Fun and Thought-Provoking Workshops for Youth and Adults! 2:00 PM:  Learn how to make one-of-kind banners with Olalekan Jeyifous, New York-based multidisciplinary artist 3:00 PM:  Create unique posters with Marvin Touré, Brooklyn-based new media artist and architectural designer Located in the Cafe.

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Race and Revolution: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception
July 21 @ 1:00 pm

Race and Revolution:  Still Separate - Still Unequal and Seats of Power  A Collaborative Panel Discussion and Closing Reception with Light Refreshments Join Race and Revolution artist Marvin Touré, new media artists and architectural designer, and Antoine Williams, multidisciplinary artist and educator, and Seats of Power artists Ashley Jones, visual artist and educator, and Tereneh Idia, fashion designer and writer for a panel discussion. Located in Gallery 2.

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September 2019

Taste of Blues Party
September 20 @ 9:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL Blues and BBQ will fill the AWAACC to kick off the 2019 Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival. Throughout the party, local restaurants will provide BBQ inspired samplings of their best dishes. Local and nationally recognized Blues Musicians will take the stages for intimate and exciting performances to officially start the festival.

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CeCe Winans
September 21 @ 8:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESITVAL CeCe Winans has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won 12 Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, as of 2015. Join us for an intimate performance of classics and new music.

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Charles Musselwhite
September 22 @ 8:00 pm

PART OF HIGHMARK BLUES AND HERITAGE FESITVAL "Harmonica virtuoso Musselwhite raises the level of emotional expression on his instrument beyond even the masters he learned from…the grizzled veteran richly decorates his music with telling nuance and chiseled detail.” – San Francisco Chronicle Fifty years of nonstop touring, performing and recording have reaped huge rewards. Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. This man cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and everyone…

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Soul Sessions: Raheem DeVaughn
September 26 @ 8:00 pm

Singer Raheem DeVaughn is back with his 7th studio album “The Love Reunion“ and it is amazing! The new project is saturated with DeVaughn’s signature sound but blends Afro-Latin, Caribbean sounds with what we can come to love with the D.C. native: Sangin’! Don't miss this intimate performance with The Love King.

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October 2019

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE) is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder and Artistic Director, the Ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African-American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. Legendary and emerging artists alike are drawn by the spirit of the company to create works that transcend the boundaries of culture, class, and age while unequivocally articulating the…

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